Tuesday, March 7, 2017

National Cereal Day -- here's my favourite breakfast!

Served to perfection
Acrylic on canvas
10 x 10 inches
Barbara Muir © 2013
I was driving home from buying some groceries
when I heard that today was National Cereal Day.  Great
I thought, because I knew I wouldn't have time today
to do any new work, but I thought this painting
would be perfect.

My favourite breakfast (and I'm not sure it's cereal)
is oatmeal that I make in a pot.  I love the way
hotels serve oatmeal with berries.  When you stay in
a hotel that understand the beauty of a room service
breakfast, it's hard to imagine anything more

For Valentine's Day, belated because of health
issues in my family, I had breakfast overlooking
the Byward Market in Ottawa.  The waiter
set up the table.  There were real silver utensils,
and beautifully pressed cloth napkins (white),
with a white tablecloth.  Large water glasses
filled with ice, and of course a hearty full
classic breakfast for my husband.
The Byward Market Ottawa
Barbara Muir © 2017
The Market was iced in snow about two feet
thick, and even that looked romantic.

Have an enjoying-National-Cereal-Day day.


Evelyn said...

Mmmm - I love oatmeal also, my favourite being the scotch cut type. This is a beautiful painting with the touches of red and the blue berries.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Evelyn,

It is deliciously filling, especially as I have not eaten flour or sugar for more
than a year. That is my breakfast of choice. And in a hotel -- so beautifully
served, and sometimes with such ceremony. I love watching the room
service person set everything out just so.


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